28 Nov 2020

Covid-19 update: Four new cases in managed isolation

1:32 pm on 28 November 2020

There have been four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation reported in New Zealand today, including one more member of the Pakistan cricket squad.

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In a statement released this afternoon, the Health Ministry said there are no new community cases.

Today's new cases also include two people who arrived on 23 November from the United States, and a third case who arrived from the US on 26 November and was tested on arrival as they were showing symptoms.

The member of the Pakistan Cricket squad tested positive during routine testing. The rest of the squad's day three tests have all come back negative.

The Ministry said the Pakistan Cricket Team will be next undergoing day six testing as planned.

On Thursday it was revealed that six members of the Pakistan cricket squad had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Ministry said the team's exemption to train while in managed isolation was on hold until the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health was satisfied that training is unlikely to transmit the coronavirus.

"This ongoing consideration is expected to take until at least early next week."

"Any members of the squad identified as a close contact would not meet the requirements for the exemption as there is a risk that they could transmit Covid-19 to fellow team mates."

There are now 69 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

The total number of confirmed cases in this country is now 1694.

There were 6888 Covid-19 tests carried out in New Zealand's laboratories yesterday.

Apart from the Pakistan cricket team cases, there was just one new imported case reported in New Zealand yesterday.

  • If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP - don't show up at a medical centre

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